Business Analytics and Data Science

Making business out of data

Business Analytics and Data Science

To be optimally prepared for the master program Business Analytics you can choose the minor Business Analytics and Data Science. This minor offers courses that deepen your understanding of Data Science.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Data Analytics and Privacy
  • Information Retrieval
  • Logistics Analysis
  • Data Wrangling
For specific information about each course please visit our study guide.

Admission and registration

This minor is available to bachelor students of Business Analytics.

VU-students can find information on taking a minor on VUnet (log on with your VUnet-ID). More information on taking a minor at the VU for non VU-students can be found here.

Tristan Slobben

Student Business analytics

Bus. Analytics - Tristan Slobben

“The minor Business Analytics and Data Science enables you to gain more in-depth knowledge in the field of Business Analytics and it is a perfect preparation for students who want to do the master BA (or other closely related masters) as well. You will learn numerous new skills, such as analyzing and improving algorithm performances, but also the optimization of logistic services and the retrieval of valuable knowledge from large amounts of data. During the minor you will work on several projects, an unique opportunity to gain more practical expertise as well. In the first period you will obtain a strong foundation for the other courses, while in the second period you are able to make a selection of your preferred courses. In the third period you will learn even more on how to handle data efficiently.”

Questions about the programme

For more information concerning the educational program contact the study advisor, or contact Joost Berkhout, +31 20 59 87843

Samenvatting Business Analytics and Data Science




1 semester (30 EC)


1 september


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